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  1. Stats that matter in 2014: run defense

    Chantel Jennings

    The spring game is a preview for the season and with so many early enrollees this year, it is going to give fans and the media a pretty good look at what next season could hold for the Wolverines. So leading up to the scrimmage, we're going to look a...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. Top offensive threats to Michigan in 2014

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan defense has to make some strides in 2014 if it wants to live up to the expectations of a Michigan defense. And the Wolverines won't get a break because there are plenty of offensive weapons on the schedule next season. Here's a loo...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. Bowl prep names we've heard: Defense

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan coaching staff uses the first few practices of the bowl practice time to give the older, more experienced players some rest and get younger guys into drills with the first and second teams. The Wolverines played a lot of young players...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. Michigan defense has matured since OSU

    Chantel Jennings

    Though the Michigan offense might be coming off its best performance of the season going into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Michigan defense might be coming off its worst. Greg Mattison's group gave up 8.6 yards per play against Ohio State afte...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. Planning for success: Michigan

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan defense has been the most complete and consistent part of the Wolverines this season, but that doesn't make this weekend's match up with Ohio State any easier. College football teams want to be peaking in late November, and Urban Meye...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. What we learned: Week 8

    Chantel Jennings

    Michigan's 63-47 win said a lot about this team's offense ... and a lot about the defense, too. Here are three things we learned in the Wolverines' win. 1. This offense has a lot (A LOT) of upside: Yes, we had seen that this offense could be good....

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  7. Roles reverse for Michigan offense, defense

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After Michigan's 63-47 win on Saturday over Indiana, coach Brady Hoke has a lot to be happy about. A week after the Wolverines dropped their first game of the season to Penn State in a four-overtime thriller, they came back and...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  8. Funchess emerges as a wide receiver threat

    Chantel Jennings

    After sophomore Devin Funchess tore apart Minnesota's defense last Saturday with seven receptions for 151 yards and one touchdown, the Gophers were a bit embarrassed. "He's a heck of an athlete," Minnesota safety Brock Vereen said. "We probably ma...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  9. Looking ahead to Michigan's Big Ten slate

    Chantel Jennings

    Next weekend the Wolverines begin their hunt for the Big Ten title. Here's a quick look ahead at what Michigan will face through the rest of the season: Minnesota | Oct. 5 Big Ten rank: Total offense: No. 10 Total defense: No. 7 Michigan...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Michigan mailbag: Defense, recruiting, B1G

    Chantel Jennings

    Two weeks in and the No. 11 Michigan football team is 2-0. With a relatively easy few weeks, the Wolverines could be headed into their matchup at Penn State with a 5-0 record. It's shaping up to be quite the season, but that doesn't mean there aren't...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  11. U-M defense looks faster through spring

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Despite the weather feeling more appropriate for a late November Michigan-Ohio State matchup, the quality of play was clearly that of a team in spring ball. Coaches were on the field and the stands were sparse. And the fact tha...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  12. U-M looking forward after Jake Ryan injury

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Linebacker Jake Ryan was supposed to be the brightest spot of the Wolverines defense next year. A season removed from being Michigan's leading tackler, the expectations were high -- Michigan's MVP? Big Ten defensive player of the ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  13. Michigan Wolverines struggling against dual-threat QBs

    Chantel Jennings

    The successes of Taylor Martinez, Philip Nelson and Kain Colter against the Michigan defense are somewhat alarming knowing Braxton Miller lurks in the big one.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2012
  14. Michigan Wolverines search for more help from defensive line

    Chantel Jennings

    Brady Hoke has seen his defense improve steadily, but he's pushing the line for more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  15. Michigan D shows continued improvement

    Chantel Jennings

    For at least one player of the Michigan defense, the normally elusive benchmark for this football team was reached in a 44-13 win over Purdue on Saturday. "We played how a Michigan defense should play," sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan said. "We pla...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  16. Michigan Wolverines play to Denard Robinson's strengths at Purdue...

    Chantel Jennings

    Denard Robinson's productivity -- 235 yards on the ground, 105 yards in the air -- helped keep Michigan's defense off the field for most of the game and propelled the Wolverines to a 44-13 win over Purdue in their conference opener.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012